Today we bring you another entry-level device from a company who has amassed quite some popularity in the past couple for a year. Huawei is a company not many knew about even a few years ago. Now, however, they are releasing one smartphone after another across the whole price range. Their new addition to the entry-level roster is the Huawei Holly 4 Plus which was launched in the month of November 2017.
This is the first device in the Holly series to sport a fingerprint sensor and bags some pretty decent specs for ad device in this range. It has not been a month since its debut and it has already started to make some amount of uproar in the market. According to a survey, the most sold smartphones fall between the entries to the mid-level area, the targeted market area for the Holly 4 Plus.
The most challenging thing about an entry level device is to pack some decent specs all the while keeping in mind that it’s a budget phone. The Holly 4 Plus seems to do that pretty nicely. It packs a 5.5-inch HD display which isn’t the best but is good enough to get the job done. The screen resolution is locked at 720 x 1290 pixels. Now the Holly 4 Plus isn’t entry level per say. Rather it places a bit higher than that mark. So a mere HD display isn’t going to cut it. The design of the phone looks stunning and futuristic but with such huge bezels at the top and bottom, it’s a face only a mother can love. The pixel density isn’t that impressive and isn’t worth mentioning since people don’t expect much from an entry level device these days. There are better options available on the market.
Under the hood the Holly 4 Plus packs a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 435 processor. It also has a 64-bit architecture and an Antutu benchmark of 36k. The stats aren't impressive on this device since there are others who top the charts at ~56k in the post entry-level range. It also has a 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM. In terms of the GPU, it has the Adreno 505 which is good but could have been better. You are given the choice of a microSD slot which can be expanded up to 128 GB. The RAM and the internal memory are a standard package in terms of processor speed, the Holly 4 Plus lacks significantly. In a time and age where the post entry-level smartphone segment is filled with octa-core devices, the Holly 4 will have a hard time competing with them. People want the best value for their money and are more likely to choose a better device with better stats. Equipped with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the Holly 4 Plus does perform impressively but lags a bit when it comes to multitasking and switching between heavy applications.
The Holly 4 Plus comes with a single 12-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front shooter. This is where the device falls heads over heels and is completely wiped out by the competition. We are living in an age where smartphones have dual rear cameras. The bar is set and the new standard is the dual rear sensor.
Although it hasn’t been a month since the debut of the device, such a spec puts the device at a significant disadvantage when compared to others.
In terms of multimedia, it will support the basic audio and video codecs. The audio being M4A, WAV and MP3 and the video codices being FLV, MP4, and H.264. The user can also install a third party app to increase the number of codec support for the device.
The Holly 4 Plus packs a huge 4000mAh battery which, rest assured is more than enough for a whole day. Given the average screen size, the low resolution and pixel density with some decent optimization the battery should last for more than a day. The device also has supported dual sim capability along with 4G LTE.